Government Information

Federal Depository Library Program
This library is a congressionally designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

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World War I Infantry soldiers, standing in front of photographers backdrop. Photo from Library of Congress, Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs.

For Black History Month, EDSITEment created a revised and updated version of their Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources, a comprehensive collection of free NEH-supported, vetted websites, and EDSITEment-developed lessons on African American history and literature, arranged roughly by historical period. These resources help bridge the gap between the expanding academic scholarship of the black experience and the need for this history to be more widely taught at the K–12 level.


Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Library Digital Library Collection.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents & Trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.